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a student of history of religion in the united states. if that's what your interest income it's hard not to get somewhat interest in the latter day saints but it's such a colorful and dramatic story. profit, persecution, polygamy. i got into the project in a way of learning more about mormonism as the church and as a religion. and also because brigham young is such a figure of broader significance in the 19th century america spent of course the most famous american today in america is mitt romney. does the romney family of interaction with brigham young clammed? >> i'm sure there are many romney descendents and brigham young descendents that know each other. you know, the church, even though it's much bigger still early tightknit institution, and especially in utah. it means a lot if you have ancestors that go way back to the pioneer era of the church. and, obviously, the young's do spit and the romney's to as well. why did the romney family, end up in mexico? >> they ended up in mexico because i believe mitt romney's great-grandfather practiced plural marriage. was a polygamist. and
. juerything changed after the 1967 war when israel bec the new religion of american jews. after its lightning ctory, washington upgraded israel's status to a strategic american asset. jewish support for israel no ngerthreatened to -- [inaudible] dual loyalty. on the contrary, it now connoted super loyalty as american jews defended on the front lines american interests against the communist third world arab hordes. the jewish state's martial prowess became a source of pride for jews for whom at that time the primary associatn of the nazi holocaust -- to the extent that it trillionerred any association -- triggered any association, was of j well,ews g like sheep to slaughter. the imageisra projected of itself alsoesonated with the st liberalism of american -- [inaudible] like the pioneers conquering the american wilderness, israel had made the desert bloom, was the only democracy in the middle east. it was t light unto the nations. it was home to the microutopia of the -- [inaudible] in the past three years -- excuse me, in the past three decades, however, the uplifting image of israel has with
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